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Index of enrolled chancery decrees after 1800

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of an index of enrolled decrees. Information includes names of complainant defendant and complainant's solicitor, and date decree was enrolled. Occasionally an entry contains a remark about the nature or disposition of a case. Included is a list of maps that relate to land disputes heard in various pre- and post-1847 courts. Some of the maps relate to identified court cases but most of the listed maps cannot be positively identified with a specific case.
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0.5 cu. ft. (1 volume) Copies: 1 microfilm reel; 35mm.
Inclusive Dates:
1801-1847
Series Number:
J0064

Arrangement

Alphabetical by the first letter of the complainant's last name, then numerical (beginning with 1 for each letter) to correspond with the file numbers of the Enrolled Chancery Decrees After 1800. The order of index entries is the same as the arrangement of the case files.

Scope and Content Note

In addition to the complainant's name, each index entry contains the defendant's name, the date a decree was enrolled, and the name of the complainant's solicitor. Occasionally an entry contains a remark about the nature or disposition of a case.

Following the complainant index, which occupies the first 340 pages of the volume, there is a list of maps on pages 341-350. Although entitled "Index to Maps," it is merely a numerical list of 78 maps that relate to land disputes heard in various pre- and post-1847 courts. The consecutive numbering system refers to the original order of maps that were stored separately from related case records. Nine of the maps relate to court cases documented in the Enrolled Chancery Decrees After 1800. A few other maps relate to identifiable cases from other courts, but most of the listed maps cannot be positively identified with a specific case. Information provided about each map is inconsistent. Some entries give only the title of the map or the title of the court case. Others list either or both titles and the date of the map. Still others provide titles and dates plus the file number of the case record. However, when a case file number is given, there is no indication of which court heard the case.

The microfilm version of J0064 contains, in addition to the contents described above, the following oversized maps that are actually part of series J0063, Chancellor's enrolled decrees after 1800: A-25 Arthur v. Arthur; B-56 Bogart v. Bogart; G-145 Gansevoort v. Sanford; M-68 McVickor v. Meridith; T-65 Tibbits v. Tibbits; T-70 Ten Eyck v. Lansing; T-205 Townsend v. McBride; V-134 Van Rensselaer v. Aiken; V-167 Van Rensselaer v. Bleecker.

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Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Alternate Formats Available

Microform is available at the New York State Archives through interlibrary loan.

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Related Materials

Series J0063, Chancellor's enrolled decrees after 1800, is indexed by this series.

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